View, the Center for Arts and Culture in Old Forge, NY, has announced the new exhibitions “Flowers, Trees, & Roots: The Wild World of Plants;” “The Art and Science of Botanical Illustration;” “Precaria: Disturbance and Dislocation;” and “Winter Greens & Blooms,” are set to open on Friday, December 9th, and will be on display through March 25th.
“Flowers, Trees, & Roots: The Wild World of Plants” will immerse viewers with the voluptuous bounty and beauty of plant life, interpreted by over sixty artists working in all media, including painting, printmaking, clay, photography, fiber, and drawing. “The Art & Science of Botanical Illustration” shows the intersection of art and science, with artists exploring the botanical world in stunning detail through scientifically accurate depictions of plant life.
“Precaria: Disturbance and Dislocation” is a solo exhibition of sculptural works by Jack Elliott. By repurposing fallen and found trees, Elliott celebrates their scale and strength as he lays bare the precarious and migratory nature of our forests due to the stresses of disease, invasives, and our changing climate.
“Winter Greens & Blooms” will cover the View lobby in a vibrant display of lush, live plants, artist-made pottery, and photographs of Adirondack plant life collected through a community photo contest. All plants and pottery will be available for purchase. The exhibition is made possible through creative partnerships with Mountain Greenery, View’s Independent Potters, and all those who submitted photos.
The opening reception will take place from 5 to 7 pm, and will include include complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.
Additional botanical programming will be running throughout the exhibitions including art and ecological lectures, workshops, and movies. For more information including a full schedule of winter events, visit View’s website. View is located at 3273 State Route 28 in Old Forge.
Photo: Bristlecone & Moon by Don Jacobson.